Trends & Opportunities

HELP! Investor’s Guide To Surviving The Market Correction

The financial world is not in a happy place, and investors as represented by global stockmarket are becoming disillusioned about the future. Fear is ruling and the media is having a field day with dire predictions of what the future may hold – Germany breaking off from the EU, the end of the Euro, burgeoning…

Broker Buys: The most popular oil stock on the market

After eking out two weeks of small gains the Aussie market was marginally lower for the week to Friday 9th September – and this week is shaping up for another rough one after global markets dropped sharply on Friday. For the second week in a row US markets dived on a Friday, with the Dow…

Can you profit from shorting the top ten shorted stocks?

The top ten shorted stocks  Company  Stock Code  Time in top ten  Share price fall since entering top ten  Current share price  JB Hi Fi  JBH        Fairfax  FXJ        Billabong  BBG        Gunns  GNS        Myer  MYR        David Jones  DJS      …

Broker Buys: Gold Explorer As Takeover Target

After more than a month of pain there was finally something to cheer about for investors – a week of gains! The Dow was up 4.3%, FTSE up 1.8%, DAX up 1.0% and the All Ords was up 2.4%. Despite the week’s gains this is not the time to grow complacent, as there is plenty…

The China Economic Syndrome

In hindsight, anyone who takes the time to study what was going on in the buildup to the Great Financial Crisis wonders why so few economists predicted what was about to happen.  One of the few who did was Nouriel Roubini, a professor at New York University’s Stern School of Business. Roubini is now something…

4 small-cap bargains

Two weeks ago we stressed the importance of “derisking” your portfolio in the article “Are we near the market bottom?”, pointing to retail, banking, media, junior miners and penny stocks as those most at risk. All have been hit hard over the past two weeks, with more pain to come as global growth forecasts have…

2020: The Next Bull Market?

As soon as the sharemarket comes off even slightly, the Australian media gets hell bent on calling shares a bargain and an opportunity not to be missed. Journalists forget the fact that the sharemarket moves in cycles – quite lengthy cycles – and that successful investors are those who understand and navigate these longer-term cycles…

The Best Performing Market Over The Past 10 Years

How much would you have made over the last 5 or 10 years if you had invested in the US, Europe, emerging markets or Canada? And how do these market returns compare to Australia? Investing in the USA If you’d invested your money in the US sharemarket over the past ten years, it’s likely that…

Fears and Opportunities This Reporting Season

Earnings season is a crucial time in the investing calendar and serious stockmarket investors should monitor the performance of each and every stock they hold – on top of scanning the market for potential buys. Investors tend to go into earnings season not exactly knowing that they should do. Sometimes stocks fall in price after…

Broker Buys: Safe havens as stocks continue to dive

Another poor week for global investors – Dow down 4.0%, FTSE down 5.3%, DAX down 8.6%. Although the All Ords was down 4.0% in the four days to Friday, we still have Monday to deal with after European and US stocks continued to fall overnight. With fear reigning supreme, where does that leave Australian investors?…